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Girard in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Circus History

 
 
Circus History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 27, 2015
1. Circus History Marker
Inscription. America's most famous clown of the Nineteenth Century, Dan Rice (1823-1900), had the winter quarters of his circus in Girard from 1852 to 1875. The nearby Soldiers' Monument was donated by the versatile clown and showman, whose home stood opposite.
 
Erected 1974 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 42° 0.043′ N, 80° 19.019′ W. Marker is in Girard, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 20) and South Park Row, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Girard PA 16417, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Erie Extension Canal (approx. 3 miles away); Old State Line (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Erie Extension Canal (approx. 8 miles away); a different marker also named Old State Line (approx. 9 miles away); PA-OH Border Monument (approx. 10.6 miles away in Ohio); Giant Gondola Wheel (approx. 11.1 miles away); Miracles On Maple Hill (approx. 12.4 miles away); Edinboro State College (approx. 13.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Dan Rice at FindAGrave.com
Circus History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 27, 2015
2. Circus History Marker
With the Soldier's Memorial donated by Dan Rice.
. (Submitted on June 27, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Dan Rice-American Clown. Encyclopedia Brittanica (Submitted on June 27, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Soldier's Memorial plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 27, 2015
3. Soldier's Memorial plaque
Erected by Dan Rice
Inaugurated Nov. 1, 1865
Dan Rice image. Click for full size.
By Thomas M. Easterly, circa 1840
4. Dan Rice
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 27, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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